Proposed New PBGF Disclosure Requirements

On April 15, 2021, the Ontario government released draft amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA), which provide new details of the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) reporting requirements that will soon apply to registered pension plan administrators with Ontario members. In this FTR Now, we highlight the key details of…

We Welcome Four New Associates to the Firm

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that four new associates have joined the firm in our Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo Offices. Michael Babe is joining our colleagues and continuing his labour and employment practice in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office. Michael looks forward to serving our clients and providing support to them on a wide range…

Ontario Tables 2021 Budget

On March 24, 2021, the Ontario government tabled its 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy (Budget), and introduced supporting implementation legislation, Bill 269, Protecting the People of Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2021.   In this FTR Now, we highlight certain aspects of the Budget that are of broad interest to…

Clare Wooland

Clare Wooland is a pension, benefits and executive compensation lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She provides strategic and practical advice to employers and administrators on the regulatory, governance, taxation and human resources aspects of retirement, group benefits and incentive compensation arrangements. Clare received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. While studying at…

CPBI Ontario Canadian Pension Certificate Program Online

Overview Pensions and retirement savings used to be a relatively straightforward area for HR professionals. Not anymore. While still a very important element of employee compensation, the landscape of pension and retirement savings has become much more complex. Longer life expectancies and workplace demographics that often skew toward the more mature end of the spectrum are…

Federal Government Announces Temporary Waiver of EI Waiting Period

On January 29, 2021, the federal government announced that it will be amending the Employment Insurance (EI) regulations to temporarily waive the one-week waiting period for EI claimants who establish a new claim between January 31, 2021 and September 25, 2021. This change is in response to the ongoing restrictions on businesses arising out of…

Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law: The Retirement Savings System

Overview Designed and taught by Canada’s leading pensions experts, this unique program will provide you with the key knowledge, practical strategies and guidance you need to succeed in the complex world of pensions. Overview of the Canadian Retirement System Different Types of Pension Plans: Defined benefit Defined contribution Multi-employer Jointly sponsored Public sector Canada/Quebec Pension…

Proposed Legislation to Ensure International Travellers Will Not Be Eligible for Recovery Benefits During Mandatory Quarantine Period

On January 11, 2021, the federal government announced that it will be proposing legislation to ensure international travellers returning to Canada will not be eligible to receive any of the recovery benefits – the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) – for their mandatory…